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John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Essay Contest

$10,000

January 17, 2021

Awards Available: 7

  • Scholarship Description
  • The Profile in Courage Essay Contest challenges students to write an original and creative essay that demonstrates an understanding of political courage as described by John F. Kennedy in Profiles in Courage. The maximum word count is 1,000 with a minimum of 700, not including citations and bibliography. Use at least five varied sources such as government documents, letters, newspaper articles, books, and/or personal interviews. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.
  • Contact
  • Scholarship Committee
  • John F. Kennedy Library Foundation
  • Columbia Point
  • Boston, MA 02125
  • profiles@nara.gov
  • 866-535-1960

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Sydney M  on 7/20/2020 3:36:10 PM

Would love to apply! Hoping the “apply” button will join my side soon haha

nina l  on 1/13/2020 8:47:16 PM

would love to sign up for this as well...how do we do this

Matt A  on 1/13/2020 11:56:13 AM

Lily M...Essay is open to 9-12th grade. Just search the name of the scholarship and you will find the eligibility rules.

makenna c  on 11/7/2019 2:42:36 PM

no because i am still thinking about going to this college.

Jedidiah S  on 12/24/2018 11:25:06 AM

Looks great! Thank you for giving students potential.

Lily M  on 12/14/2018 2:48:39 PM

I'm definitely applying for this scholarship. Hopefully I win, but whatever happens, happens. I am curious, however, to know if the 1,000-word limit has any exceptions, such as if all of the information does not fit the criteria. Does anybody have the answer? If so, please comment and help me understand. Thank you.

Tiana S  on 10/6/2018 3:34:19 PM

I would really like to apply to this scholarship, if it is available to current 9th graders, but the current web address is not working.

Tiana S  on 10/6/2018 3:33:53 PM

I would really like to apply to this scholarship, if it is available to current 9th graders, but the current web address is not working.

Seyni V  on 1/5/2018 7:17:35 PM

does it have to be written in 1st or 3rd person?

Johanna S  on 2/17/2017 6:20:41 PM

Does the 1000 word limit include or exclude the introduction? And I most certainly will apply for this

Victoria H  on 12/18/2015 11:05:34 AM

Thank you for this

Mahamud M  on 12/17/2015 5:40:11 PM

Hi my name is Mahamud Mahamed I currently attend John F Kennedy High School in Silver Spring and I think this will be a great opportunity for me I am certainly applying.

Ray G  on 9/25/2015 12:35:50 PM

is this open to current 9th graders

kevin m  on 9/22/2015 3:35:00 PM

man this is what i need

wanya c  on 7/22/2015 10:47:25 AM

thank you for this

Rhyan M  on 7/13/2015 9:26:31 PM

The listed Web address does not work

Vickie H  on 3/18/2015 2:18:35 PM

This subject sounds very intriguing and creative. Thank you for the opportunity.

Domonique M  on 2/26/2015 2:42:35 PM

Thank you, I will certainly apply for this.

Derick J  on 1/30/2015 11:45:23 AM

Interesting.. I'd love to write and explain how elected officials are doing more than just sitting in an office.

Tiffany G  on 1/12/2015 8:07:37 PM

Thank you for this !

Wouter v  on 8/19/2013 10:16:43 AM

I will most certainly apply to this one! Thank you for providing this opportunity!

Erica H  on 7/10/2011 6:02:48 PM

I like this, its a challenging reasearch paper that gives great rewards.

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